April 29, 1997 in Features

Obituaries

 

William Parker Spokane

Service for William E. “Bill” Parker, 85, was Monday at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Burial was at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Born in Rosalia, Wash., Mr. Parker died Wednesday.

He graduated from high school in Cheney and from Eastern Washington University.

He was a 44-year Spokane resident and worked as a carpenter.

He was a member of Carpenters Union Local No. 98, and was a Cheney volunteer firefighter and a Boy Scout master leader for seven years.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jessie; two sons, Larry Parker of Lakeside, Calif., and David Parker of Arlington, Wash.; a daughter, Jeanie Kuder of Rio Rico, Ariz.; two brothers, Charles Parker of Malden, Wash., and Kenneth Parker of Fontana, Calif.; three sisters, Evelyn Perkins of Eugene, Ore., and Doris Siers and Harriet Goebel, both of Spokane; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Oliver Harris Spokane

Memorial service for Oliver B. Harris will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Covenant Christian Church. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of cremation.

Mr. Harris, 81, died Saturday.

He was a lifetime Spokane resident, and graduated from West Valley High School and attended Spokane Junior College.

He was a route salesman for 20 years for the Waikiki Dairy and later the Carnation Dairy. He then worked for Spokane School District 81 for 13 years in maintenance and as a school bus driver. He retired in 1980.

Mr. Harris served in the Army near the end of World War II and was a member of Covenant Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mabel Harris; a daughter, Margie Harder, and a son, Ron Harris, both of Spokane; a brother, R.D. Harris of Baker, Ore.; a sister, Carol Shores of Bothell, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Christian Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 5125 N. Market St., Spokane, WA 99207.

Charles Landaker Spokane

Visitation for Charles E. Landaker, 70, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon today at the Riplinger Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at the Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Born in Ryder, N.D., and a longtime Spokane resident, Mr. Landaker died Friday.

He worked as a construction laborer through the union hall. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1474, Disabled American Veterans No. 51 and Eagles Lodge No. 2.

His wife, Norma Landaker, died in February.

Mr. Landaker is survived by two daughters, Marcia Coon of Ogden, Utah, and Joyce Landaker of Spokane; a son, Glenn Landaker of Spokane; a brother, Leroy Landaker, and a sister, Lorraine Anderson, both of Portland; 38 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Ruby Hubler Spokane

Memorial service for Ruby M. Hubler, 86, is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pines Cemetery Mausoleum. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hubler, who died Saturday, was born in Minot, N.D.

She came to Spokane in 1942 from Great Falls, Mont., and worked at Galena Air Base during World War II.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the East Spokane Homemakers Club and Edgecliff Baptist Church.

Her husband of 38 years, Lawrence Hubler, died in 1981.

Mrs. Hubler is survived by two daughters, Nancy Hubler of Spokane and Susan Hubler of Marysville, Wash.; a brother, Maynard Strandberg of Tacoma; a sister, Mable Rohrer of Auburn, Wash.; and a grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 107 S. Division, Spokane, WA 99201.

Donald Wyatt Spokane

Memorial service for Donald Ray Wyatt, 65, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Wyatt, who was born in Clarkston, Wash., died Friday.

He was raised in LaCrosse, Wash., and moved to Spokane in 1957. He worked for Inland Asphalt for 35 years and retired in 1993.

Mr. Wyatt was a member of the Operating Engineers Union.

A wife, Betty, preceded him in death in 1992.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie; three daughters, Nancy Clark of Spokane, Susan Wyatt of Aberdeen, Wash., and Carol Wyatt of Coeur d’Alene; three sons, Michael Wyatt of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Jeff and Jason Keller, both of Spokane; two sisters, Doris Grey of San Diego and Helen Torgeson of LaCrosse; a brother, Ted Torgeson of LaCrosse; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Laurel Phetteplace Spokane

Memorial service for Laurel F. Phetteplace, 82, is planned for 4 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home.

Born in Republic, Wash., Mrs. Phetteplace died Friday.

She was a 56-year Spokane resident and had worked as a retail hardware clerk.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy Jaremko of Spokane; a son, Dennis Phetteplace of Idaho Falls, Idaho; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star Boys Ranch.

Clara Temple Spokane

Graveside service for Clara (Knudtson) Temple, will be at 11 a.m. today at Pines Cemetery. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Temple, 86, died Saturday. Born in Roseau, Minn., she came to Spokane in 1945 and worked in food service for the telephone company, retiring in 1976.

Mrs. Temple is survived by her husband of 20 years, Golden Temple; two sisters, Annie Edwardson of Battle Lake, Minn., and Amanda Edwardson of Minnesota.

Susan Langeberg Spokane

Service for Susan A. Langeberg, 90, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Burial will be at the Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Langeberg, who died Friday, was born in South Dakota and had lived in Spokane for 35 years.

She worked as a private duty nurse and at Rockwood Manor infirmary, retiring in 1979.

Mrs. Langeberg was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Her husband of 36 years, Albert Langeberg, died in 1985.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Lee of Spokane and Marjoriette Rice of Colona, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Ilene Hooker of Minneapolis; four sons, Marvin and Ronald Wilson, both of Spokane, Everett Wilson of Zachary, La., and Richard Wilson of Colona; one stepson, John Langeberg of Winchester, Kan.; 22 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Karl Kuhlmann Spokane

Funeral Mass for Karl Arthur Kuhlmann, 78, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kuhlmann, who was born in Wimbledon, N.D., died Friday.

He had lived in Spokane for 48 years and retired as a supervisor at Kaiser Aluminum.

He was a member of St. Anthony Parish and was a World War II Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rachael Ann Kuhlmann; six sons, Daniel, Richard, Roger, Kevin, Steven and Gary Kuhlmann, all of Spokane; a daughter, Karlynn Mielke of Spokane; two sisters, Geraldine Kruse of Wabasha, Minn., and Marie Berger of Winona, Minn.; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star Boys Ranch.

Leo Christensen Cocolalla, Idaho

Memorial service for Leo M. Christensen, 67, will be today at 2 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. Mr. Christensen, who was born in Kansas, died Friday. He grew up and attended schools in Worley, Idaho, before moving to California in 1960.

Mr. Christensen returned to North Idaho in 1990 and settled in Cocolalla.

He had worked as a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include three sisters, Emma Hoover of Tacoma, Zelma Mihlke of Priest River, Idaho, and Maryanne Haley of Sumner, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, North Field Office, P.O. Box 592, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Walter ‘Butch’ Suttles Cusick, Wash.

Graveside service for Walter Randolph “Butch” Suttles, 47, was Monday at Newport (Wash.) Cemetery.

Mr. Suttles, who died Thursday, was born in Pahokee, Fla.

He moved to the Cusick area 22 years ago from California and was a mechanic at Steve Freshman’s Chevron.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; five sons, Randy Suttles of Texas, Michael Suttles of Cusick, Joe Suttles of Priest River, Idaho, Robert Suttles and Jeremy Watkins; and five grandchildren.

Lloyd Goetz Jr. Spokane

Service for Lloyd A. Goetz Jr., 55, was held at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

Mr. Goetz, who was born in Coeur d’Alene, died April 20.

He attended Kinman Business College and was a longtime Spokane resident.

Mr. Goetz retired as assistant administrator of the Washington State Department of Licensing in Olympia.

He returned to Spokane seven years ago and had worked for the Coeur d’Alene Greyhound Park and for Safeco Insurance.

Mr. Goetz served in the Army and the Army Reserves, and was a member of Toastmasters.

Survivors include his wife, Florence; a son, Kenneth Goetz of Minnesota; his mother, Evelyn Goetz, and a brother, Duane Goetz, both of Spokane; a sister, Wendy Bright of Canby, Ore.; and two grandchildren.

Pauline Patshkowski Spokane

Service for Pauline “Polly” Patshkowski, 72, will be at 11 a.m. today at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Patshkowski, who died Friday, was born in Chisholm, Minn.

She had lived in Spokane for 32 years and worked at Holy Family Hospital as a switchboard supervisor for 22 years.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Spokane Valley Eagles Lodge.

Her husband, Clifford Patshkowski, died in 1994.

Survivors include four sons, Howard, Richard, Larry and Bob Patshkowski, all of Spokane; two brothers, Stanley and Thomas Sawyer, both of Duluth, Minn.; a sister, Katherine Rudd of Norwalk, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Hilda Acree Spokane

Service for Hilda A. Acree, 82, was Sunday at Northside Church of Christ. Burial was at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Acree, who died Wednesday, was born on a farm near Trenton, Mo.

She attended teacher’s training while in high school in Missouri and taught for four years.

In 1935, she married Floyd Acree. They moved to Spokane 53 years ago and Mrs. Acree worked for Charles’ Dress Shop for several years and then for The Crescent.

She was a member of Northside Church of Christ.

Mrs. Acree is survived by her husband; a daughter, Judy Short of Arlington, Texas; a son, Charles Acree of Steilacoom, Wash.; two sisters, Trudy Owens of Trenton and Bee Frerichs; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Herman Hindin, M.D. Spokane

Graveside service for Herman Hindin, 84, will be at 3 p.m. today at Fairmount Memorial Park. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Hindin, who was born in Milwaukee, died Sunday.

He had lived in Spokane for 37 years and practiced medicine in Spokane, Walla Walla and Ritzville, Wash.

He was a member of Temple Beth Shalom.

Mr. Hindin is survived by a son, Robert Hindin; and a sister, Zelda Feinberg of Seattle.

Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Shalom.

Evelyn Green Coeur d’Alene

At her request, no service will be held for Evelyn M. Green, 81. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Green, who was born in Davenport, Wash., died Saturday.

She moved to Spokane in 1938 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church and the Eagles.

Mrs. Green moved to Hayden, Idaho, in 1992, and recently moved to Coeur d’Alene.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis, in 1985. Survivors include two sons, Lonnie Green of California and Raymon Green of Tacoma; a daughter, Donna Pitts of Coeur d’Alene; a sister, Barbara Luiten of Spokane; two brothers, Bill Paul of Pullman and Robert Paul of Oklahoma; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

John Kaiser Bellingham

Memorial service for John A. Kaiser, 24, will be at 1 p.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home.

Mr. Kaiser, who was born in Spokane, died Wednesday from complications due to Hodgkin’s disease.

He was a graduate of Shadle Park High School and ITT Technical Institute.

He had worked at the Spokane Skills Center before moving to Bellingham a year and a half ago, where he worked as a computer technician for Future Computer Shop.

He is survived by his mother, Laura Kaiser, and sister, Samantha Kaiser, both of Spokane; his grandfather, John Davis of Chattaroy; and his fiancee, Staci Shuck of Bellingham.

Donna Heatwole Spokane

Service for Donna Heatwole, 54, was April 11 at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Inurnment was at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Heatwole, who was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., died April 7.

She had worked at Casey’s Restaurant as a waitress for the past 10 years.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; a daughter, Desire; a stepdaughter, Brenda; a son, James; two stepsons, Vince and Jeffery; her mother and stepfather, Clara and Bob Krischke of Colbert; her father, Jim Thatcher of Canyon City, Colo.; a brother, Jerry Thatcher of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Thomas Dewey Spokane

Graveside memorial service for Thomas William Dewey, 70, is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dewey, a 48-year Spokane resident, died April 22.

He was born in Grand Forks, N.D.

He served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Dewey was a mechanic and worked for Ferris Equipment for many years and also for Jack’s Wrecking.

He is survived by three sisters, Alice Amell and Rose Stewart, both of Spokane, and Pat Anderson of Deer Lake, Wash.

, DataTimes


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